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Grill lights....round HID's or LED bar?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tactical Tacoma, Aug 10, 2013.

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Which lights for behind grill?

Poll closed Sep 9, 2013.
  1. Round HID

    14 vote(s)
    20.9%
  2. LED bar

    53 vote(s)
    79.1%
  1. Aug 10, 2013 at 12:56 AM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    Just put on my new MX Grillcraft. Wondering what everyone thinks. I'm trying to decide between two round 7" 6000k HID lights with a red bezel or a 20" 4000 lumen light bar. Forget soft difference. I'm just curious what everyone's thoughts are.
     
  2. Aug 10, 2013 at 1:16 AM
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    DSully72

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    oh I voted first but I saw you have a 2012... I think the light bars look better on the new front ends...
     
  3. Aug 10, 2013 at 2:13 AM
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    Yeah, I kinda feel the same way.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2013 at 2:50 AM
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    Light bar in the bumper, HIDs behind the grill
     
  5. Aug 10, 2013 at 5:59 AM
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    x2 for light bar in the bumper
     
  6. Aug 10, 2013 at 6:00 AM
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    just bought a 20" single row led light bar from sidetracked offroad to put behind my grillcraft :woot:
     
  7. Aug 10, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    Can't do light bs in bumper, putting hidden winch there eventually.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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  9. Aug 10, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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    Konvict KROG

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    i agree, the new front end with the goatee looking bumper just works well with the 30" rigid industries i think. heres mine

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  10. Aug 10, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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    i didnt see this one.. but i thought of that on my 2008... then i decided on putting my winch on a cradle, between the cradle and the synthetic line its the best thing i could have done, i have some 25ft 0 gauge cables made for it so i can run it front, back or from a tree depending on how im stuck and whats gonna save my donkey best. plus it lets me have my discreet lightbar :)

    and untill i do a plate bumper being set back inside it protects the $999 dollar light as my 2008 tought me many times the grounds always closer than you think!

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  11. Aug 10, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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    let me know how that light works out! i would like to add some lighting to my play truck and back of the tacoma and thats a sweet price! i hope for everyones sake it really is better than an E series like they claim! wouldnt that be a hell of a deal breaker :)
     
  12. Aug 10, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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    I doubt it's overall better than the RI E series. But for the price, I bet it's an overall better deal. I will definitely give input and do a review of this light. I think I'm gonna tape it off and paint any of the silver housing a flat black though
     
  13. Aug 11, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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    This. I've got a 20" behind the grill and it is great but I'd like to get some HIDs to throw light out a bit further.
     
  14. Aug 11, 2013 at 12:36 AM
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    :eek: DAYUMNNNN! Just need to put some in the grill now! I think the more lights the better. So bright shades cant help you...:cool:
     
  15. Aug 11, 2013 at 1:25 AM
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    i plan on more lights :) i am really thinking hard on a 50 inch for the roof and 2x 20" lights for the reverse and rear facing lights.

    im hunting around for people who have the other brands of light bars out there as i have spent less on trucks that the kind of COIS $$$$$$ rigid wants for the 50" bars. or any others for that matter the 30" was $999 its sweet but i think ill buy the next 3 lights from another comapny for the same amount or less. i just need to figure out which ones are worth buying!

    id preffer to drive at night with 5% tint annd sunglasses if possible.

    i mean if they can see me from space when i am lost or injured maybe ill be rescued!

    and of coarse if i can blind bambi, i can run him down and eat him.. maybe if im lucky i can get his whole family and have a disney dinner lol
     
  16. Aug 11, 2013 at 1:30 AM
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    but on a more serious note. its wonderful when i pin the play truck between trees on an embankment in the middle of the night in the middle of the woods, 20 miles from anyone to drive the daily driver/tow truck in and see everything. its amazing how well the tacoma will drag a busted truck through the trails (just dont let your buddy drive the jeep your towing while hes distracted on a straight path into a tree... thats not on the path... while your not wearing your seatbelt) that one hurt. and worst part was it broke my strap.. :)
     
  17. Aug 11, 2013 at 2:08 AM
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    I like the old school look of the rounds.
     
  18. Aug 11, 2013 at 2:19 AM
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    i do too. accept on the 2012-2013 taco... personally i like the 2005-2011 better..

    but there just wasnt the truck i wanted for the right deal without buying new. so 2013 it was. i think toyota smooshed the front down to far and its "agressive" new front is more crossover to me. less truck looking, and what were they thinking with the lower valance? i cant figure out what to do with it. i even tried ditching it out

    its got the Jay leno chin slope deal going on.

    i know im being hard on it, i still love the truck and i dont think its ugly but it think they could have done better

    I also believe the ARB looks wayyy better on 2005-2011 and im sad about the deal with 12-13 arb bumpers, but i now have an extra front bumper skin to cut so i can save mine :)

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  19. Aug 11, 2013 at 2:24 AM
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    Swap the front out for a plate/armor bumper.....I didn't like the "rounded" look of my 2011 front. And it was pretty obvious that the local deer didn't like it either.
     
  20. Aug 11, 2013 at 2:56 AM
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    the plan is to build one once i save up the $$$ for a better welder (plasma cutter too but i have a torch so thats not as important)

    mine wasnt a deer it was a ford focus :) and the insurance wouldnt let me cash out because "its a 2013" bs.. soo mr body shop got 7300 bones...

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